The Two Sides of You

LARP offers you more than a chance to exercise, interact with new people, get outdoors in different surroundings; it offers you a chance to get YOU back, by ironically playing someone else. I know it seems illogical that a fictitious story plot, characters that are not always even human, extravagant costumes, makeup and wigs couldContinue reading “The Two Sides of You”

Mountain Trolls

Mountain Trolls are part of Scandinavian legends, but looking at “Troll Sightings” you will notice their Mountain Trolls are often huge! These are not the “fit under your kitchen chair” variety of beings. They are more in line with Bigfoot or Sasquatch sightings.  Though human like in some ways, their distorted features and plant orContinue reading “Mountain Trolls”

Wicca and Vikings?

How do herbal products fit in with Viking themed adventures?  Well, let’s think back to the Allfather himself, co-creator of the Scandinavian and Celtic peoples.  This warrior god was very much into what was considered “female magic” – the magic of plants and energies.  In fact, he was temporarily banned for a time because heContinue reading “Wicca and Vikings?”

Stomping on Stereotypes

All too often we see Vikings portrayed as mindless brutes, jumping off boats and thrashing their way through villages with mindless savagery….but lets stop and think for a moment about the peoples the Romans referred to as Barbarians. They were physically fit, intelligent, clean, believed in male/female equality and were well groomed. They had theirContinue reading “Stomping on Stereotypes”